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trip to kansas at maddow blog.msnbc.com. >>> disaster zone a. devastating and deadly earthquake strikes new zealand's second largest city. >>> caught off guard. a dash board camera captures the attack on an ohio police officer. >>> and global katrina. england's chief scientist wants the earth is way overdue for a ferocious solar storm. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahe. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with searching for survivors. this morning, new zealand is scrambling to find people trapped under the rubble of a massive 6.3 earthquake. it struck midday yesterday in christchurch. that's the country's second largest city. the country's prime minister says so far at least 65 people are confirmed dead. with the death toll expected to rise. this marks the second major earthquake endured by the southern new zealand city in five months. fortunately no one was killed in the previous quake. however, this quake is proving to be much more devastating. in part because it was closer to the surface and centered nearer to the city's
'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with egyptian fury. around the world yesterday, it was widely expected that egypt's president would resign following two weeks of unrest. instead, a defiant hosni mubarak announced he would remain in his post while handing over most of his power to his newly-appointed vice president. that announcement that reignited protests. ron allen joins us from cairo with the latest. how is it looking right now? >> reporter: the crowds are already forming near tahrir square and even outside our office building in front of the state tv building. crowds have been out in the street all night, angry, disappointed, feeling betrayed by mubarak's speech. many thought that would be the night when things would be different, when history would be made here and the president would step aside. now people will start gathering here in the next few hours as friday prayers begin to end. they were hoping a million people might come to the square. it could be one of the biggest crowds we have seen bec
" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with the path to democracy in egypt. egypt's military is opening the door to a long banned operation group, the muslim brotherhood as army leaders try to move toward open government. the military is allow the brotherhood, a group that calls for the creation of an islamic state to participate in the political structure and help shape the constitution. >>> in a move to show that it fears it may seek power, the brotherhood promises not to field a candidate for president. >>> following protests in iran, ahmadinejad says demonstrations calling for democracy there are a conspiracy. >>> in nearby bahrain there have been three days of demonstrations in favor of a regime change. two people there have died. >>> this morning, there's signs that for the first time tun rest spread to libya. hundreds have take tone the streets to demand that government's ouster. >>> cbs news announced yesterday that the network's chief foreign correspondent, lara logan has been hospitalized after having received what cbs called a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating i
a lot of options so i think this is pretty good for him. when he joined msnbc. joining a network without a lot of viewers wherele' be the big gorilla and presumably work his will in a lot of ways. if his content gets online and fans promoting and devoted to it. >> we joined fox news, look what we have, nothing. >> look how you built this. >> jon: thanks, alan. here is what al gore had to say about his new hire. among his many talents, he, meaning, olbermann, has an eye for what works and who would be good on the show and potentially doing other shows and we're going to let that evolve. en he is he' responsible by far making the brand of the network he he most recently worked at. and doesn't want to say, but-- >> yeah, they've got the match, a fighting match at msnbc over the number of subscribers they have. the current tv started in 2005, one of the big duds of the last decades. >> jon: how does it stay on. >> they've he got money, deep pacts of liberals like al gore and they thought they were going to do like a youtube channel or video, but only didn't get to pick the youtubes, videos a
straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. today, we begin with a potential government shutdown. that's what is at stake if republicans and democrats can't work out a deal to fund the government by march 4th. today, the republican-controlled house is expected to pass a bill with deep spending cuts, which democrats in the senate have vowed to block. as nbc's steve handelsman reports, some lawmakers are digging their heels in on some issues. >> reporter: the house was hyperactive. >> amendment number 196. >> reporter: quick debates and vote after vote. >> and the amendment is adopted. >> reporter: $21 million cut from the national endowment for the arts, teacher grants reduced to half billion dollars. house speaker boehner says he wants to slash $100 billion. >> read my lips. we're going to cut spending. >> reporter: outside boehner's home, a small protest. blocking pregnancy programs, economists estimate 200,000 to 800,000 jobs would be lost to boehner's cuts. >> listen, i don't want anyone to lose their job, whether they're a federal employee or not. but come on, we're broke. >> repor
. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with scandal on the hill. married republican new york congressman chris lee has stepped down from his post in the wake of reportsç that he st a shirtless photo of himself to a woman he met on craigslist. kristen dahlgren has more. >> reporter: this is how washington was used to seeing chris lee. but on wednesday afternoon, another image, a shirtless photo posted on gossip website gawker.com. the conservative republican and married father of one allegedly sent it in response to a craigslist ad for women seeking men. gawker also sent several e-mails that were exchanged claiming he was single and a washington lobbyist. three hours afterward he was no longer a congressman. >> i hooesh give minot it is of resignati resignation. >> he resigned and apologized to his family, constituents and staff, saying, quote, i have made profound mistakes. members of the house were stunneded. >> all of a sudden one of our teammates was gone in a very quick news cycle i knew nothing about until a few minutes ago. >> reporter: even in a town no stranger to s
, but will the dictator from the desert answer president obama's call to leave power? we'll bring you that next on "msnbc sunday." >>> also ahead, the power of the protests here in the states and why demonstrators in wisconsin are facing a deadline that's just hours away. >>> plus, charlie sheen's show and tell. now he wants to prove he's unleashed his radio rep jobs with a sound mind. >>> and it's a testament to winter weather. there's snow in san diego. can you believe that, san diego? hi, everybody, i'm thomas roberts in today for alex witt, and welcome to "msnbc sunday." i appreciate your time. 9:00 here in the east, 6:00 out west. >>> we get straight to what's happening right now. fast-moving developments in libya this morning. antigovernment protesters say they're taking steps to form an alternative government. a member of the city council of benghazi says the libyan cities currently under the control of rebels have selected an ex-justice minister to lead a provisional government. also this morning, rebels say they now have control of the city closest to the capital of tripoli. nbc's stephanie gosk
. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with a day of departure. that's what some anti-government protesters in egypt are calling today as they demand that their president, hosni mubarak, leave office immediately. protest organizers are asking that supporters fill egyptian squares, marking another day in the uprising that has killed more than 300 people, according to the united nations. meanwhile, yesterday was another violent day in cairo, particularly for journalists. several were attacked by pro-government mobs. one was even stabbed in the leg with a screwdriver. however, overall violence was significantly reduced as egypt's army sent more soldiers in to stand between anti-government protesters and mubarak supporters. meanwhile, in an interview with nbc news, mubarak said he is fed up and wants to leave power. but he added, quote, if i resign today, there will be chaos. for more on how the situation is shaping up in egypt this morning, we go to nbc's ron allen. ron, good morning to you. >> reporter: well, it
at ed.msnbc.com. there you're going to find links to we got ed.com, twitter, facebook. it's all there. >>> the right goes wild. let's play "hardball". >>> good evening and happy valentine's day. i've got a tie for the occasion. i'm chris matthews in washington. leading off tonight the far side. whenever you think progressives need to calm down and get real head over to something called cpac. right-wing jamboree. where ron paul wins the straw poll. dick cheney and dick rumsfeld gets booed. talk about switcheroos. we missed lot of the fun last week because of the revolution in egypt. tonight what you need to know about how the right plans to run against president obama. if this is the starting lineup i can only imagine what characters they've got sitting on the bench. about the revolution in egypt, it's spreading. today the unrest erupted in yemen and bahrain and iran. there's no footage, of course, because they won't allow it but our nbc news producer reports thousands have gathered and fought with security forces in tehran and other iranian cities. could we be witnessing the start of
they'll hold a week of protests against similar budget cut efforts. jay gray, msnbc news. >>> and now here's a look at stories making news early today in america. in ohio, a police officer feared for his life after being attacked during a traffic stop. the officer was taken down and repeatedly kicked before he was able to get up and hold the men off at gun point. the officer is recovering from abrasions and a broken nose. >>> in pennsylvania, one college basketball coach was way out of bounds when he attacked one of his players during practice. the player left with a bloody face and was then thrown out of practice. it's unclear what triggered the coach's actions, but holy family university has suspended him. >>> in missouri, a massive fire ripped through a plastics recycling plant. the blaze was so intense, firefighters could only battle the flames from a distance. heavy snoek smoke and hazardous fumes made the smoke too dangerous. no injuries were reported. >>> finally, in pennsylvania, the 17th annual egg drop competition inspired some unique contraptions. the contest challenges tee
berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with a house divided. 26 house republicans sided with democrats in a surprising rejection of proposed extensions of the nation's anti-terrorism patriot act dealing the house-led gop with unexpected rankses. tracie potts joins us with more on that. trac tracie, good morning. >> lynn, good morning. there are three key pate trok acts set to expire, one at the end of this month. one, the wire taps by the government, the other one referred to as the library provision allows the fbi to search library records in a terror investigation and allows for the secret surveillance to non-u.s. citizens linked to terrorist groups. the house has tried to extend this, but fell seven votes short apparently by a slip-up of the republican majority, the leadership. they fast-tracked this legislation, which meant they needed a two-third majority to pass it, but 26 republican, including tea party members, sided be democrats against it. supporters say it's key to prevent a terror attack, but those
straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with a matter of time. libya's rebel forces show no signs of giving up, despite an increasingly brutal crackdown from an increasingly incoherent moammar gadhafi. meanwhile, freedom can't come soon enough for more than 100 americans stuck on a ferry waiting to make way for malta, hoping calmer seas will allow them to escape the embattled country today. nbc's foreign correspondent richard engel has our report. >> reporter: in the town of zawia today, 40 miles west of tripoli, at least ten people were reportedly killed in fighting. but some of the worst violence has been here in benghazi, where hospitals are filled with wounded. >> i can't manage how many we have. 300, more than 300. and injured more than 3,000. >> reporter: doctors say the victims were shot with bullets and anti-aircraft rounds. many were executed at close range. but colonel moammar gadhafi downplayed the violence and offered a radically different explanation in a bizarre and revealing radio address. we were in a car as he spoke. his words were slu
. great to have you with me today. i'm thomas roberts. alex witt has the day off. welcome to "msnbc sunday." big developments to talk about this hour in libya-w a critical move by anti-government protesters trying to establish an alternative government. a member of the city council in benghazi says cities under rebel control have now appointed an ex-justice minister to lead a provisional government. also this morning rebels say they now have control of the city closest to the capital of tripoli. meanwhile, the international community is taking new steps in response to the deadly crackdown on anti-government demonstrators. the united nations security council unanimously voted to impose sanctions on moammar gadhafi, his four sons, and one daughter. the council also banked a travel ban on the gadhafi family as well as ten associates. >> this is a clear warning to the libyan government that it must stop the killing. those who slaughter civilians will be held personally accountable. the international community will not tolerate violence of any sort against the libyan people by their government
and throughout the afternoon here on msnbc. bill, thanks for that. >>> it is just after 7:00 p.m. in cairo right now. one hour after the mandatory curfew. that massive crowd of people in tahrir square refuses to leave. they have been there since this morning peacefully demonstrating and they're all calling for one thing. >> we want to say to mubarak, we had enough in the last 30 years. >> reporter: and this is how they're saying it. a sea of demonstrators in tahrir square, some spilling on to nearby streets, with a distinct message for the egyptian president. protesters hanged their president in effigy. underneath a man's arabic sign reads, mubarak, wake up, today is your last day. >> we're not going to leave this square until hosni mubarak leaves egypt. >> reporter: there's a military presence with soldiers at checkpoints but they're not keeping anyone out and have promised not to fire on protesters. >> i think it's great. i think it's great and i hope by the end of the day we see something change from the situation the past few days. >> reporter: one man in particular has grabbed the spotlight
>>> next on "msnbc sunday," go home. that is the word to protesters in cairo from the military, but are the demonstrators listening? >>> also ahead, the mubarak mysteries. where is the deposed egyptian president and where is all his alleged wealth? live coverage and analysis, coming up. >>> plus, the painful cuts. president obama's new budget plan. why might it hurt so bad? ♪ just gonna stand there and watch me burn, but that's all right because i like the way it hurts ♪ >> they're telling me i've got to read, but you know, we all have to listen to this. it is grammy time. we'll listen to the songs that may make history tonight. >>> and on target big time. a college quarterback delivers a hit viral video with pinpoint precision. that's great video. good morning, everyone, i'm alex witt, and welcome to "msnbc sunday." 9:00 on the east coast, 6:00 a.m. out west. let's get to what's happening right now. >>> the higher military council in egypt just announced it would suspend the constitution, dissolve parliament and form a committee to draw up a new constitution. meanwhile, eg
to takeadvil.com. take action. take advil. >>> next on "msnbc sunday," tripoli in the crosshairs of protesters. how far will moammar gadhafi go to stay in power? the latest in a live report straight ahead. >>> plus, battle in wisconsin. protesters face a deadline, and so do those disappearing democrats. >>> also ahead, ufo watch. a gathering of believers. do they know something that we just don't? >>> and oscar upsets. we'll show you which heavy favorites might not be walking home with oscar gold. >>> hi, everybody. good morning. i'm thomas roberts. alex has the day off. and welcome to "msnbc sunday." it's 11:00 in the east, 8:00 out west. here's what's happening right now for you. fast-moving developments in libya. anti-government protesters say they're taking steps to form a new government. a member of the city council in benghazi says the libyan city currently under the control of rebels have selected an ex-justice minister to lead a provisional government. also this morning rebels say they now have control of the city closest to the capital of tripoli. nbc's chief foreign cor
the morning off. welcome to "msnbc sunday." >>> in libya this morning, the international community taking new steps in response to the deadly crackdown on antigovernment protesters. the u.n. security council has unanimously voted to impose sanctions on moammar gadhafi, his four sons and one daughter. the council also backed a travel ban on the gadhafi family and ten close associates. >> this is a clear warning to the libyan government that it must stop the killing. those who slaughter civilians will be held personally accountable. the international community will not tolerate violence of any sort against the libyan people by their government or security forces. >> president obama is also ratcheting up the pressure on gadhafi for the first time. he's urging the libyan leader to leave power immediately. more from the white house in just a moment. also, a critical move by antigovernment protesters trying to establish an alternative government. a member of the city council in benghazi says the libyan cities under rebel control have now appointed the ex-justice minister to leave a provisional gove
and msnbc political analyst and josh marshall is founder of talking points memo. here's a taste of what we heard at cpac didn't interesting things were happening in care jobs this is what we missed. let's listen. >> the american dream is under attack. but the good news is we are fighting back. >> i don't know why i decided to make my career trying to destroy the institution of the left. i thought that would be a fun thing to do and look good on the resume. [ applause ] it's so fun. >> we do not accept an america that is weak and declining. [ applause ] >> what do you mean knowing that there are jailed journalists? i think there should be more jailed journalists. [ cheers and applause ] >> you know sometimes it's better not to comment but i'm asking you guys to comment. david and josh, there's some people you don't want to meet in a bar that's for sure even if you're watching star wars. what you're seeing there is it's almost like a levitation, like a carnival act. no reality over there. >> maybe it's like the side show at a carnival where you go in and see all these creature, they don't kn
. >>> next on "msnbc sunday," breaking news on egypt's dramatic concessions to the protesters. the egyptian government gives what people have demanded for decades, but how will protesters react? >>> remembering reagan. festivities today honor the nation's 40th president on his 100th birthday. >>> plus, lohan and the law. has the troubled star crossed the line again? you're going to see why she could be charged with a felony. >>> and on this super sunday, we're going to take a look at the nation's spree of spending for its annual pigskin party. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. welcome to "msnbc sunday." 9:00 a.m. here on the east coast, 6:00 a.m. out west. let's get to what's happening right now for you. >>> we have breaking news this morning in egypt, where the country's government is agreeing today to allow freedom of the press. it is lifting martial law when security permits it and releasing protesters detained in the demonstrations. this decision comes after the vice president met with major opposition groups, including the muslim brotherhood. meanwhile, banks in egypt are open
doesn't delay my flight back to boston later today. i'm glad you're up with us watching on msnbc or listening live on sirius xm radio. shoot us an e-mail at waytooearly@msnbc.com and let us know why you're awake right now. or you can do what emilio esteves' brother does and test the word awake and your response to 622639. we'll read the best responses later in the show. >>> the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for thisç friday, february 25th. there's a lot going on today, including word that general david petraeus has ordered an investigation into allegations that the u.s. army used psy-ops on senators to boost the war in afghanistan. >>> plus what do you do when you find out your son is a human magnet? if you're like this serbian family, you spend your days seeing if silverware, frying pans, and tv remotes will stick to the young boy. more on that story later. oh, man, it's friday. >>> first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. >>> the wisconsin assembly has passed a controversial bill that would strip most public workers of their
barnacle in for willie geist. i'm glad you're up with us this morning watching on msnbc or listening live on sirius/xm radio. shoot me an e-mail at way too early@msnbc.com and let you know why you're awake right now. or do what rummi does and text the word awake followed by your response to 622639. and we'll read the best intons responses later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this monday, february 21st. there's a lot going on today, including the latest on the four americans being held hostage by somali pirates. >>> plus, a shocker at the daytona 500, as a kid, i think he was 11 years old, stunned the sport's biggest names. full highlights from that race later in sports. first, let's get to the news live here at 5:00 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. large protests are expected to continue at the wisconsin state capital today against a bill that would slash collective bargaining rights for public employees. that's despite a call by union leaders urging teachers to return to work and schools that are open this morning. over the weekend, unions said they
look at your health headlines on msnbc.com. the associated press reports later today, the obama administration will announce the first drinking water standard for a toxic rocket fuel ingredient linked to thyroid problems in pregnant women and young children. 153 water sources in 26 states contain the chemical which is also used in fireworks and explosives. with contamination most likely caused by improper disposal at test sites, military bases and chemical plants. for more information on this and health stories check out the health page at msnbc.com. >> early today health is brought to you by the vagisil screening kit. >>> a look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,4 1 after nudging up one point yesterday. the s&p shed three points. the nasdaq dipped one. a look at overseas trading in tokyo the nikkei dropped 26 points, but in hong kong the hang sang soared 426. >>> stocks traded in tight range wednesday as unrest in egypt kept investors from making any big bets. traders who braved yesterday's brutal storm mostly played it safe despite a report from adp
and more are straight ahead. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry and this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with a new path in egypt. following weeks of protest that brought down the reign of the now former president hosni mubarak, egyptians are looking to the future with a cautious optimi optimism. egypt's military is in control and made sweeping changes so far welcomed by prodemocracy protesters. military leaders have imposed marshal law, dissolved the parliament and suspended the constitution saying it will be in charge only until elections are held which could take place as soon as six months from now. meanwhile, normalcy is starting to move to cairo. they began to tear down tents in the square despite resistance of protesters who want to stay. >>> lawmakers are shifting their focus to a showdown over president obama's proposed 2012 budget. the president delivers that budget to congress later today but based on advanced criticism of republicans, a bitter battle is expected. tracy potts joins us with more on that. tray see, good morning. >> >> reporter: good mo
at your top health headlines on msnbc.com. a new report by doctors warping against the use of popular energy drinks charging they are understudied, overused and can be dangerous for children and teens. after reviewing a variety of data and literature, the authors write in the medical journal of pediatrics, the potential harms are simple ingredients including heart palpitations, with seizure us, stroke and even sudden death. for more information on this and other health stories, check out the health page at msnbc.com.fod other health stories, check out the health page at msnbc.com. >> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,268 after dipping five points yesterday. the s&p inched up 3 points. the nasdaq rose 7. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei add 21 points, but in hong kong, the hang seng lost 221. investors will get updated january retail data this morning, a day after one of the nation's biggest retailers dragged down the dow. walmart shares slipped monday after jpmorgan lowered its outlook for the
look at one of your top health headlines on msnbc.com. new research is raising concern about diet soda, showing regular drinkers have a 61% risk of heart attack and stroke than those who don't drink it. more study is need. but with no clear chemical or biological explanation, doctors speculate they tend towards risky behavior such as lack of exercise, drinking and excessive alcohol. for more information on this and other health stories check out the health page at msnbc.com. >> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,239 after adding six points yesterday. the s&p shed 3 points. the nasdaq dipped 7. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei dropped 12 points while in hong kong the hang seng plunged 455. >>> the question on wall street today will be will cisco snap the dow's winning streak? after the bell, cisco's weak earnings and dismal outlook sent shares of the bellwetter equipment maker tumbling in late trade. fed chair ben bernanke warned the newly gop led house budget committee that massive spending cuts
. some on motorcycles. now here's an early look at one of your top health headlines on msnbc.com. government scientists said tuesday spending 50 minutes on a cell phone next to your ear changes brain cell activity in the part of the brain closest to the antenna. they were surprised the weak electromagnetic radiation did affect brain activity, but stress the findings do not necessarily show cell phones cause cancer or any other harm. for more information on this, check out the health page at msnbc.com. >> narrator: early today health is brought to you by vagisil cream. >> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,212 after tumbling 178 points yesterday. the s&p dropped 27 points. the nasdaq sank 77. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei fell 85 points while in hong kong the hang seng lost 83. in the wake of wall street's worst day in months, many are wondering if this could be the start of a long predicted pullback. investors dumped stocks on unrest in oil rich libya sending wall street's so-called
look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with rebellion repercussions. here in the u.s. lib why's fierce uprising against moammar gadhafi is sending shock waves around the world including global financial markets. for the first time since 2008, the price of oil passed $100 a barrel as oil companies in libya with africa's largest reserves suspend their operations. the unrest dragged down stock markets from hong kong to wall street where the dow took another triple-digit loss yesterday. we'll have much more on that coming up in business. >>> meanwhile, a defiant gadhafi has been flooding tripoli with militia men and loyalist troops. however, in another sign of waning support, two air force pilots parachuted out of their plane and let it crash rather than bombing a city. back here in the u.s., president obama broke his public silence on the violence calling it, quote, outrageous. he said his highest priority is protecting u.s. citizens as the state department works to liberate them from libya by ferry. >>> protests continue over a proposal to strip public employees in wisconsin of
seas will allow them to escape the embattled country today. msnbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel has our report. >> reporter: in the town of zswiyah today, 40 miles east of tripoli, at least 10 people were reportedly killed in fighting. but some of the worst violence has been here in benghati where hospitals are filled with wounded. >> i tend many, more than 300, more than 300 and injured more than 3,000. >> reporter: doctors say the victims were shot with bullets and anti-aircraft rounds. many were executed at close range. but colonel moammar gadhafi downplayed the violence and offered a radically different explanation in a bizarre and revealing radio address. we were in a car as we spoke. his words were slurred. he mumbled with long pauses. i've listened to speeches in arabic of middle east leaders for 15 years. this did not sound like a sane person. in the address, gadhafi claimed al qaeda is behind the revolt. osama bin laden is slipping libyans hallucinogenic pills in coffee with milk and that the pills are distributed in mosques with help from the united states. a u.s
from msnbc ruling t ruling >>> "the new york times" reports that booted msnbc host keith olbermann will be joining san francisco-based current tv. no word on whether he'll start here or be based in l.a. but his preps is expected to boost current's profile. it's currently only available to 60 million people nationwide. just a fraction of the total tv audience. but olbermann is known for raising ratings and controversy. he did it at msnbc, being suspended in november for making political contributions to candidates running in tight races. >> there will be a ratings spike if it happens. >>> next, the warriors try and bay their win streak alive andh ea e in e th 22,tea ♪ [ male announcer ] not all steel is created equal. not all manufacturing processes are created equal. not all engineering standards are created equal. which is why not all luxury vehicles are created equal. the hard way means never taking short cuts. the hard way is how lexus inspires absolute confidence. this is the pursuit of perfection. see what it takes at lexus.com/thehardway. [ female announcer ] starbucks via
and largest in our system. and now here's an early look at one of your top health headlines on msnbc.com. a new report by doctors warning against the use of popular energy drinks. charges that they are under-studied, over used, and can be dangerous for children and teens. after reviewing a variety of data in literature, the authors write in the journal of medical pediatrics the harm is caused mostly by too much caffeine or similar ingredients, include heart palpitations, stroke, and even sudden death. for more on this and other health stories, you can check out the health page at msnbc.com. >> narrator: early today health is brought to you by vagisil cream. >> now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,268 after dipping five points yesterday. the s&p inched up three points. the nasdaq rose seven. taking a look at overseas trading this morning. in toek toek the nikkei added 21 points, but the hang seng lost 221. >>> investors will get updated retail data today. it's after one of the biggest retailers dragged down the dow. wal-mart shares sli
this afternoon on msnbc at 2:00 p.m. eastern followed by a reairing of >>> and the oscar goes to. the winners and losers from last night. a washington, d.c., escalator malfunctions causing a scary pileup. >>> and fiery flare-up. a monster explosion on the sun spits out a spectacular wave of plasma. very good morning to you. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin with the king of the night. the highest ranking members of hollywood's royalty looking on, a film about the struggles of one of england's royal family stole the show. we have the details from hollywood. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: veronica, there were no major surprise this is year. of the ten films for best picture, critics say it came down to two, the king of owe social networking" versus the king of england. >> he hernd among the place among hollywood royalty. "the king's speech" won four academy awards including best picture. >> to be part of a film that touched and moved people so much around the world is just a huge privilege. >> the film star earned best actor for his
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missed by documentary last night on bill clinton president of the world, you can see it online. hardball.msnbc.com. you'll have an hour of fun. i think it's without commercials, by the way. let's bring in wisconsin where the unions are fighting back against scott walker. harold is president of the national associationuation of firefighters and is joining us right now. i want to ask you about this thing about this pattern. we're looking at states that couldn't be more important politically. you know the issues involved. the mid western states. illinois, indiana, ohio, michigan, wisconsin. you see them all bunched up together around the lakes region there in the industrial midwest. then florida thrown in there. all these states, you've got republicans in the state legislature, did well in november, out to kill the labor movement by going after public employees and saying you really don't have the right to negotiate anything but basic wages. in other words, don't get real raises ever. where do you think this is going to end? >> first of all, it's much broader than this. this is an outright assaul
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it takes at lexus.com/thehardway. >>> next on "msnbc sunday," clear the square. egypt's military asks protesters to go home. but how do they respond? >>> plus, cairo police stage their own protest and clash with soldiers. we have live reports and analysis coming up. >>> also ahead, cutting the budget. why does the white house say it could be painful? >>> it's a playboy mansion mystery. guests leave hef's house, and they wipnd up sick. ♪ >> that is jay-z's "empire state of mind." he's hoping to land a grammy in the golden state tonight. good morning, everyone, i'm alex witt, and welcome to "msnbc sunday" where it's just past 11:00 a.m. in the east, 8:00 a.m. out west. let's get to what's happening right now. >>> 1,000 police officers took to the streets in cairo today in plain clothes. they were there to protest for better wages. the military reportedly fired shots into the air to disperse them but later withdrew. nbc's ron allen is live in cairo, and with a good evening your time now. what are you hearing about these protests, ron? >> reporter: well, they're everywhere, alex. today
joined us here on msnbc, you are looking at an exclusive live picture, cairo, egypt. it is about 14 minutes past 5:00 a.m. in the morning in cairo. reporting live is "nbc nightly news" anchor brian williams, and nbc's chief attorney correspondent richard engel, giving us an eyewitness description of what has become public desperation, utter pandemonium, violence tonight. report of one person being shot. there were three deaths earlier today. in the last 90 minutes as become very intense. and this is a full-blown revolution, sitting here watching it on the screen as you are at home. and it doesn't seem like either side is going to be backing down anytime soon. and brian williams -- that is really the question tonight at this point. is it too far gone? can it be negotiated? your insight. >> reporter: well, you have to hope. i mean, not to be poetic at this late hour and live gunfire, but we think of what is represented here. the soil we're standing on. a, the largest arab nation in the world, and b, as i said earlier, the cradle of civilization. this is egypt, after all. interesting a
to "msnbc sunday." we're going to get right to the breaking news in egypt. the government is now agreeing to se new and unprecenteed ncsiestohe protest leaders, this after the country's vice presidentet withppition ou today cludg the muslim otheood. nbc'kirs is following the latest developments for us from our london bureau. with a good day to you, let's talk about the concessions. what do you know about those? >> good morning. they really do appear to be significant concessions. let's just go through them. we're told that they've agreed to allow freedom for the press, to release those who've been detained since the protests began, and crucially to lift the emergency laws that are hated by so many in egypt, particularly by those who support the protests. this martial law was brought in in the 1980s by president mubarak. many say that it is contrary to human rights. now they're saying they are prepared to lift those laws. and they do say they will only do that when security permits. and it really is astonishing, alex, when you remember that one of the opposition groups involved in these
on msnbc. >>> up next, some call him the tough new sheriff on capitol hill. oversight committee chair darryl i darrylissa joins us and republicans take aim at planned parenthood. a stunning revelation from a female member of congress. this is "andrea mitchell reports" only here on msnbc. she felt lost... until the combination of three good probiotics in phillips' colon health defended against the bad gas, diarrhea and constipation. ...and? it helped balance her colon. oh, now that's the best part. i love your work. [ female announcer ] phillips' colon health. i love your work. but you can still refinance to a fixed rate as low as 4.5% at lendingtree.com, where customers save an average of $293 a month. call lendingtree today. to finish what you started today. for the aches and sleeplessness in between, there's motrin pm. no other medicine, not even advil pm, is more effective for pain and sleeplessness. motrin pm. >>> congressman darrell issa is wielding his subpoena power as the first time as the chairman of the government oversight and reform committee. his target, the new defunct c
>>> next on msnbc saturday, paying the price for the arab protests. americans now need to pony up a little bit more at the gas pumps. >>> plus, chatter box charlie sheen. he's chattering again. >>> and betting on the oscars. the wild and wacky wagering on hollywood's showcase of stars. good morning, everyone. welcome to "msnbc saturday." i'm lynn berry in for alex witt this morning. it's 8:00 out west. here's what's happening. we are checking fast-moving developments in libya as the situation continues to unfold minute by mind. residents in the capital of tripoli say the embattled regime of moammar gadhafi is now arming civilian supporters to set up checkpoints and eliminate dissent. nbc chief foreign correspondent richard engel is live in benghazi, libya. good to see you. >> witnesses -- >> go ahead. >> yes, witnesses in tripoli say that africa daf if i's speech yesterday, that the forces loyal to gadhafi, the military that he has left, are giving out weapons to small groups of civilians. any three or four people can come up, get a truckload of weapons and start patrolling the ci
. chairman of the congressional black caucus, emmanuel cleaver. host of msnbc's, the last word, lawrence o'donnell. and editorial board member and columnist for "the wall street journal," kim straser. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, protests grew in madison, wisconsin, after days of demonstrations by pro labor supporters. the standoff started two weeks ago, after wisconsin republican governor, scott walker, proposed a budgets-balancing bill that would severely limit the rights of most public workers to collectively bargain. the bill would also require them to pay for 12.6% of the total cost of their health care premiums, and contribute almost 6% of their pay toward their pension benefits. walker's proposal is an attempt to close the $137 million deficit in this year's state budget, a shortfall that's projected to grow to $3.6 billion in the next two years. here with us now from madison, the man in the middle of all of this, wisconsin governor, scott walker. governor, welcome to "meet the press." >> good morning, good to be with you, david. >> that context is
, everyone, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with a dramatic turn of events. just when it seemed the situation if egypt had calmed, yesterday there was a sudden and deadly outbreak of violence in cairo as antigovernment protesters came under attack. the egyptian government confirmed on state tv the overnight clashes left five people dead and 836 people wounded. nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel filed this report late last night from cairo. >> reporter: egypt ordered a crackdown against antigovernment demonstrators but not with troops, tanks or uniformed police. instead, it sent in goon squads disguised as supporters of president mubarak. it was immediately clear these were not demonstrators. thousands of mubarak supporters charged into cairo's tahrir square. the protesters unarmed were caught offguard by the surprise attack. the pro-mubarak demonstrators rushed the protesters on horseback. with camels. the protesters fought back, ripping mubarak supporters out of their saddles. the government
" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with going down with a fight. after more than a week of upheaval in libya, a defiant muammar gadhafi has vowed to battle to "his last drop of blood." yesterday he also called anti-government protesters rats who deserve the death penalty. although he still has some backing in tripoli, he continues to see support slipping away. one of his closest associates, his interior minister, announced he was defecting, encouraging the armed forces there to join the revolt. meanwhile, the american government has chartered a ferry for today to help evacuate u.s. citizens who want to leave to malta. one of the hot spots of this uprising is eastern libya. and nbc's chief correspondent richard engle is there, taking a firsthand look at the still-unfolding rebelan. >> reporter: the border crossing itself, there is no one on the libyan side. no one to check us in. we drove for about 100 miles in eastern libya. we didn't see a single gadhafi loyalist. instead we saw military barracks abandoned or burned down or other military barracks that are still occupied by libyan
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